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Matrox Maevex 6100 Quad 4K Enterprise Encoder Card

Experience flexible multi 4K streaming & recording

Award-winning Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoder card

The Matrox® Maevex 6100 quad 4K encoder PCI Express® card is the world’s first card to deliver quad 4K input capture and encode, supporting at least four concurrent 4K streams and recordings—simultaneously.

Coupled with Maevex PowerStream Plus software, the Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoder card delivers reliable industry-leading technology for flexible management of local or remote data, ensuring complete reach and control over the entire network.


Bus Interface PCIe x16
Form Factor Full height
Bracket (Mounted) ATX
Maximum Number of Cards per System System dependent
Multi-Card Support Yes
Supported Video Input Formats 4x Mini HDMI (Type C)
Color Space Capture RGB and YUV 8- and 10-bit support
Color space conversion support
Chroma Sub-Sampling 4:4:4 (8-bit)
4:2:2 (8-bit)
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
4:0:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
Video Input 4x Mini HDMI (Type C) with audio support
Audio Input 4x HDMI digital LPCM two-channel stereo audio
Maximum Capture Resolution 2x 3840x2160 @60Hz or
2x 4096x2160 @60Hz1
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz or
4x 4096x2160 @30Hz
Support for Custom Resolutions Project dependent; please contact Matrox for details
Video Encoding Formats (Codecs) H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Encoding Capability
(Maximum and Other Examples)2
@ 4:2:0 @ 4:4:4
2x 3840x2160 @60Hz
1x 4096x2160 @60Hz
4x 3840x2160 @30Hz
3x 4096x2160 @30Hz
4x 1920x1080 @60Hz
8x 1920x1080 @60Hz
16x 1920x1080 @30Hz
1x 3840x2160 @30Hz
1x 4096x2160 @30Hz
2x 1920x1080 @60Hz
3x 1920x1080 @60Hz
6x 1920x1080 @30Hz
Encoding Profiles Baseline (BP)
Main (MP)
High (HiP)
High 10 (Hi10P)
High 4:2:2 (Hi422P)
High 4:4:4 predictive profile separate plane (Hi444PP)
CAVLC 4:4:4 intra (44)
Encoding Level Up to 5.2
Bitrate Range 50 Kbps to 120 Mbps3
15 Mbps (default)
Rate Control CBR
Favor quality (optimize for desktop or latency)
Adjustable GOP size
Audio Encoding Format (Codec) MPEG-4 AAC-LC/HEv1/HEv2
Audio Sample Frequency 32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
Audio Bitrates Up to 576 Kbps (AAC-LC)
Up to 288 Kbps (AAC-HEv1)
Up to 144 Kbps (AAC-HEv2)
Video Compositing Yes, fixed formats including Picture-in-Picture (PiP), Picture-by-Picture (PbP), quadrant
Scaling Yes
Recording File Format MP4
Filename Customizable prefix (optional)
Timestamp Automatic in filename
Recording Programmability Start date and time
Maximum file length
File frequency
Stored Recording Locations Shared network drive or NAS
Network Connector 1x RJ45 with status LED indicators
Network Standard 100/1,000 base-T Ethernet
Auto speed
Half/full duplex
Unicast, multi-unicast, multicast
Command and Control HTTPS over TCP 
UPnP (discovery)
Streaming Protocols RTSP (TCP), RTCP & RTP (UDP) - all required 
RTP/RTCP (both required) over UDP 
SRT over UDP
IP Addressing IPv4 support
IPv6 support
DHCP (default) and static IP address support
Cooling Active
Product Dimensions (Length x Height) 9.02 x 4.38 inches (22.91 x 11.13 cm)
Unit Weight 304g
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Operating Humidity Range 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range 10% to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
Storage Altitude Range 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
Maximum Power Consumption 35W
EMC/EMI Device Class Class B
EMC/EMI Certifications FCC (US)
RCM (Aus/NZ)
VCCI (Japan)
KC (Korea)
ICES-3 (Canada)
Environmental Certifications EU RoHS
China RoHS
PowerStream Plus (free download) Compatible with Maevex 5100 Series and Maevex 6100 Series
Network discovery
Multi-encoding and recording management
Multi-protocol management
Frame rate management
Resolution control
Administrator and user credential management
Scaling management
SNMP support
PowerStream Plus API for Windows and Linux4 Full-access to entire feature set via API
.NET 4.5.1 or higher, standalone library and Mono 5.2 or higher for Linux
REST API4 Maevex 6100 Series REST API
Available for lower-level development
Supported Operating Systems - Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)
- Windows Server® 2016
- Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2019
Warranty 2 years
Part number MVX-E6100X16-4
Accessories (Sold Separately)
Optional Hardware Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder appliance (MVX-E6150-4)
Maevex 5100 Series encoders (MVX-E5150F)
Maevex 5100 Series decoders (MVX-D5150F)
Maevex 5100 Series encoder/decoder bundle (MVX-ED5150F)
Secure HDMI cable solution (SK-SLNA-0F)

1Requires specific source timings, in YUV 4:2:0, 12 bits per pixel (8 bits per component); contact Matrox for more details.
2Each encoding capability is independent of the others listed, and excludes any additional processing such as compositing, scaling, etc. Content can affect results. Contact Matrox for more details and encoding capability support.
3Maximum operational bitrate per stream is dependent on number of streams and features enabled.
4Contact Matrox for more details.